LAUNCESTON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Creative Photography - Part 2

Creative Photography - Part 2

Saturday the 4th of June
3 Montrose Place, Newstead - 10am - 2 hours
This is the second of the 3 part Creative Sessions. In this session, will show you how to add props, backgrounds and other tricks to be more creative than just taking an image of a subject. These extras things will make your photos pop.
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$35pp     only 3 places left
Lightroom

Lightroom

Saturday the 18th of June
3 Montrose Place, Newstead - 10am - 2 hours
We will go through basics of Lightroom, work flow and more. Lightroom is the darkroom at your fingertips these days. Every digital photography should be using Lightroom or similar, to help your images pop.
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$35pp     only 6 places left
Beginners Session

Beginners Session

Saturday the 25th of June
Launceston City Park - 9am - 3 hours
Can’t work out how to get off auto and into manual? Confused with all those numbers, buttons and dials? Let me show you the huge benefits of shooting in manual. I will explain in a simple way, the exposure triangle, go through composition, lighting techniques plus more.
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$115pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Creative Photography - Part 3

Creative Photography - Part 3

Saturday the 2nd of July
3 Montrose Place, Newstead - 10am - 2 Hours
This is the big one after the first 2 sessions. Your creativeness will explode on this session. A lot of surprises with a big, big, big set up. I will show how to make a funky set, and will bring a fashion model in for this session.
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$35pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Photo into Art / Photoshop and more session

Photo into Art / Photoshop and more session

Saturday the 9th of July
3 Montrose Place, Newstead - 10am - 2 hours
Will take photopshop and a few other digital applications to show you how to cut out subjects, including tricky hair. Make a composite and take your images further by creating digital art from your photos.
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Perspective Photography (What You See, What I See)

Perspective Photography (What You See, What I See)

Saturday the 16th of July
Newstead - 10am - 2 hours
This session is all about how to see subjects differently. It is about what is behind the frame. The set up, the lighting, and the camera angle. It is a behind-the-scenes of what I see how to take the shot and what the viewer doesn’t see with the set ups. It will cover in studio and outdoor natural lighting techniques.
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Water Drops - Creative Photography

Water Drops - Creative Photography

Saturday the 23rd of July
Newstead - 10am - 2 hours
Want to catch those magic water drops. I will cover this plus will create some rain puddles with my rain maker. As a bonus, we will explore some ice photography, and bubbles. It's fun, easy, and the final photos are always unique.
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Session

Beginners Session

Saturday the 30th of July
Launceston City Park - 9am - 3 hours
Overwhelmed with all those camera buttons and dials? I will simplify it all and get you off auto and into manual. Will go through the exposure triangle, composition, lighting and more. You will finally understand your camera and menu functions. This will take your photography to the next level in 3 hours.
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$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
The Strawberry -  Creative Photography

The Strawberry - Creative Photography

Saturday the 6th of August
Newstead - 10am - 2 hours
This might sound strange with the session being called The Strawberry, but how many ways can you shoot a strawberry. I will show you creative ways through props and lighting how to make a simple strawberry look so much better and creative. This will help you with other subject choices as these principles will work for an array of set ups.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Architectural Photography - The History

Architectural Photography - The History

Saturday the 13th of August
Princes Square, Launceston - 3pm - 2 hours
This will be a combination of architectural photography and exploring the history of Launceston’s buildings. Will go through angles, perspectives, lighting and black and white photography. Holding this session later in the day to get that sweet light towards the end.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Storytelling Through Photography

Storytelling Through Photography

Saturday the 20th of August
Launceston Town Hall - 10am - 2 hours
Do your images lack that story element? In this session, we will combine a street scene approach and photo journalistic style to give your photos more of a story. Let’s add some emotion to your images to help tell a visual story. They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Session

Beginners Session

Saturday the 27th of August
Launceston City Park - 9am - 3 hours
Overwhelmed with all those camera buttons and dials? I will simplify it all and get you off auto and into manual. Will go through the exposure triangle, composition, lighting and more. You finally understand how to work your camera and the menu functions. This will take your photography to the next level in 3 hours.
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$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
ABOUT LAUNCESTON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.
Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations across the region.
New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month.
And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Launceston Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.



We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 1.5 metres away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.
REVIEWS
Awesome morning!! Very helpful and informative.
5/5
Marion Fox
May 26th 2022
5 Stars to this event and to Tutor Mark Tripp. Learnt so much about Movement in Photography during The session. Highly recommended.
5/5
Leeola Hepher
May 22nd 2022
6 out of 5 for excellence. Thanks Mark as always a very informative and fun session.
5/5
John Hepher
May 8th 2022
Fabulous Event. A 2 hour informative session. Learnt many tips and ideas to get creative with the camera. Mark Tripp is dedicated and enthusiastic with his teaching. A learning session that was fun and a great way to open up ones mind.
5/5
Leeola Hepher
May 8th 2022
This event (Light painting) was fabulous. Many Thanks to Mark Tripp for his efforts and teaching Us all about Light painting. 5 stars to this event. Enjoyed it.
5/5
Leeola Hepher
May 1st 2022
Great information and very helpful. Have gained my confidence back and now to keep taking photos.
5/5
Marion Fox-Whitty
May 1st 2022
It was very informative and fun.
5/5
Nish
April 11th 2022
The event was fabulous. Learned at great deal. Thank you!
5/5
Christine Farrell
April 10th 2022
I had a great time, learned so much. I definitely will be doing more classes. Thank you so much.
5/5
John Gill
April 10th 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed it.
5/5
Kelly Connie
April 10th 2022
Thanks Mark for your enthusiasm and expert advice. What fun we had!
5/5
Louise Moylan
April 10th 2022
I always pick up new tricks when I attend Mark's courses.
5/5
Jack Barker
April 10th 2022
INSTRUCTORS
Mark Tripp
With over 45 years of experience, I first started taking photos at the age of 14. My first camera was a Pentax SLR K1000 then moving into a Canon AE1 SLR. Purchased my first medium format camera in 1977, a Mamiya RB67 and then in 1978 this was when my photography business started. Primarily with weddings and portraits and then starting modelling, fashion, commercial and magazine photography. I originally took up photography to showcase my art, signwriting, graphic designs and visual merchandising but requests started about doing portraits and weddings. I also started in photo / journalism building up to freelance for over 20 Australian magazines and several oversea publications as well. To name a few - Australian Street Machine, Australian Street Rodding, Australasian Post, Women’s Weekly, Trucking Life, Vogue, Vogue House and Garden, Studio Fashion, Conde Nast Publications, People, Performance Street Car plus many more. I also started selling my images through a stock library, Auschromes where I was successful in selling my images here in Australia and overseas. Never really been into entering competitions however one I did enter through a photography magazine, I came first in this world wide portrait competition. I have also done a lot of modelling portfolios and hair images. I worked closely with several Tasmanian Modellling Agencies and hair salons. I was secretary / treasurer for The Australian Mannequin and Models Guild ( Tas Division ) for several years and helped co-ordinate The Mannequin and Photographic Model of the Year Awards. I was also successful in supplying award winning hair images for many hair stylists. Went back to visual merchandising part time for a few years while still continuing my photography business. Then in 2002 I was hired at Southern Cross Television now 7 Tasmania - Southern Cross Austereo, as a commercial producer. With the rapidly changes in technology I now also am a videographer / editor while still doing a lot of commercial photography. I have developed skills in photoshop, Lightroom and many more appplications to evolve my art and photography. I also have a strong presence with online sites where I sell my art and photography. Also still continue to sell digital images through stock libraries. Started in August 2020 with The Launceston Photography Group to become one of their instructors for the Launceston, Tasmania area.